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House Protects Investments in Job Training Programs – Action Still Needed

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House Protects Investments in Job Training Programs – Action Still Needed

On Wednesday, July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee that has jurisdiction over funding for programs administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education voted 8-6 to approve its spending bill for FY 2013.

Goodwill® has been urging Congress to protect investments that support our efforts to help people who face employment challenges find jobs and advance in careers despite a tight labor market. Such investments include:

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Despite Hard Times, Goodwill® Works to Provide Opportunities

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Despite Hard Times, Goodwill® Works to Provide Opportunities

Earlier this week, NPR highlighted the struggles of low-income people in Reading, PA, and the nonprofit agencies that serve them. The report focused on 2010 census data that shows that 41.3 percent of Reading’s population lives below the poverty line, making it the poorest city (with a population of 65,000 or more) in America.

The day after the report was released, I visited Reading while visiting Goodwill Keystone Area to tour its new facility and meet people that Goodwill®

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Amid Health Care Reform Debate, Let’s Not Forget about Jobs

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Amid Health Care Reform Debate, Let’s Not Forget about Jobs

Regardless of whether you support or oppose the Affordable Care Act / Obamacare / health care reform or even understand the intricacies of the law and the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision, there is still one fact that remains the same – people need jobs. Once both major political parties are finished spinning the health care decision, the unemployment rate will likely remain stubbornly high, especially for individuals who face challenges to employment.

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